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Near Farson in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Pilot Butte & “Graves” of the Unknown Emigrants

 
 
Pilot Butte & "Graves" of the Unknown Emigrants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2013
1. Pilot Butte & "Graves" of the Unknown Emigrants Marker
Inscription. Welcome to the Pilot Butte Emigrant Trails Interpretive Site. The purpose of the site is to help you gain a sense of what life was like for the 400,000 emigrants who left their homes to seek a new life in the West. They were seeking wealth, religious freedom, land of their own, a new life. They all found hardship and suffering along the trail.

At the bottom of the path you'll see the actual trail ruts of the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express National Historic Trails.

The signs along the path relate some of the history of the westward expansion. During your visit, look around. This area is largely unchanged from the days of overland emigrants. Imagine what it would have been like to walk, ride a horse, or drive a wagon halfway across America and a long way from home.
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Trail, the Mormon Pioneer Trail, the Oregon Trail, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 41° 59.914′ N, 109° 37.365′ W. Marker is near Farson, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker can be reached from Wyoming Route 28 11.5 miles west of U.S. 191, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farson WY 82932, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Pilot Butte Emigrant Trails Interpretive Site image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2013
2. Pilot Butte Emigrant Trails Interpretive Site
Marker is at left front
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Continuing the Journey West (a few steps from this marker); Emigrant/Indian Relations (a few steps from this marker); Burial on the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); First Transcontinental Telegraph (within shouting distance of this marker); Pilot Butte (within shouting distance of this marker); "Graves" of the Unknown Emigrants (within shouting distance of this marker); Death on the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Simpson's Hollow (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Farson.
 
More about this marker. Marker is one of eight interpretive signs at the Pilot Butte Emigrant Trails Interpretive Site.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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